NBA, players will hold conference call about coronavirus

THE ANGELS: NBA notary Adam Silver and the head of the players union, Michele Roberts , will host a conference call on Friday when the league tries to plan a possible return to action, ESPN reported.

The call between Silver and NBA Players Association executive director Roberts is an opportunity for players to air concerns and quiz basketball chiefs about how the league may resume.

The NBA has been in shutdown since the coronavirus The pandemic halted the sport in mid-March, forcing the suspension or postponement of all professional leagues in North America.

Since then, the NBA has been exploring ways for the sport to resume.

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Friday is the first day that league teams will be able to reopen practice facilities for limited training, which will take place under strict security protocols.

A handful of teams have indicated they plan to take advantage of the green light to return to the practice facility, but many franchises have said they intend to wait.

the Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Wednesday he is in no rush to reopen the team's El Segundo training base, believing that any resumption of the NBA was still a distant prospect.

There is an element of competitive balance in this that I personally am not really that concerned about, Vogel said.

I think we are still a long way from playing again.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban He is also lukewarm about returning to practice, while there was much uncertainty about testing for COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals.

Although we can try to take different kinds of precautions, it just isn't worth it, particularly when our boys stay in shape and hit the field and shoot in hoops outdoors and exercise in various ways, Cuban said. The 77 Minutes in Heaven podcast from Athletic's website. I just don't think the risk is worth it.